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Students in Business, Law, Social Work, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, and Dentistry

Interprofessional IPE 410 Foundations in Patient Safety

Elective Course
2 4 credit hours

Are you looking for an elective that will make a difference in your professional practice and the lives of your patients/clients? At least 44,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical errors. The safety of patients, while vitally important in any health care setting, is receiving increased national attention and focus. Creighton University faculty, in an effort to reduce the number of preventable patient injuries and adverse events, offers an interprofessional course centered on the safety of patients with the intent of introducing new ways of thinking and approaching health care delivery in a team-based, collaborative health care environment.

You will have an opportunity to:

--Learn from health care professionals, patients and their families
--Analyze patient-centered cases presented in the context of practice
--Develop skills to participate in interdisciplinary teams to establish patient safety programs

This elective course will provide a framework for students throughout the health sciences schools, law, business and social work to study interprofessional approaches to patient safety. It is designed as a 2 credit hour course, with additional credit hours available for in-depth patient safety evaluation projects and field experiences.

Course Faculty Business: John Gleason, DBA; Dentistry: Stephen Biggs, DDS; Law: Catherine Mahern, JD; Medicine: Bob McQuillan, MD; Nursing: Janet Graves, PhD, RN; Pat Hoidal, RN, MPH; Occupational Therapy: Keli Mu, OT, PhD; Linda Scheirton, PhD (Bioethics); Pharmacy: Bartholemew Clark, PhD; JD Bramble, PhD; Kimberly Galt, PharmD; Kevin Moores, PharmD; Ann Rule, PharmD; Physical Therapy: Teresa Cochran, PT, DPT, MA, GCS; Karen Paschal, PT, MS; Social Work: Barbara Harris, PhD, MSW

For further information, contact:

Karen Paschal ( OR Kimberly Galt (

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